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1 Akunin, Boris LEVIATHAN
London, United Kingdom George Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd 2004 0 297 64552 8 / 9780297645528 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8 Vo., Signed by Author
red cloth, gilt spine,236 pages, signed by author pn t.p., in protective mylar, Boris Akunin is the pseudonym of Grigroy Chkhartishvili. He lives in Moscow. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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2 Allingham, Margery TETHER'S END
New York Doubleday Doubleday Book Club Blue Cloth, Very Good Very Good Hardcover, 8 Vo., d.j. Painting By Claus Hoie 
(1958), pp., 215, light wear at spine ends, small closed tear to d.j. at top of spine, light wear to d.j. corners, light soil to back panel of d.j. cover art is bright, in mylar protective d.j. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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LOOK TO THE LADY, Allingham,Margery
3 Allingham,Margery LOOK TO THE LADY
Harmondsworth UK Penguin Books 1953 Reprint Mass Market Paperback Very Good 
Penguin Books 773, 2/, 1953, slight spine lean, minor soil, very light edge wear, 
Price: 30.00 USD
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BACKGROUND TO DANGER, Ambler,Eric
4 Ambler,Eric BACKGROUND TO DANGER
New York DelL Publishing Co. 1958 First Dell Printing,Sept. 1958 Paperbound Fine Paperbound Cover Design By Seymour Chawst 
Dell Great Mystery Library Nimber 18, 35 cent cover-price,published in England under the title, "Uncommon Danger", a tight, bright copy, 
Price: 10.00 USD
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5 Bechtel, John; THE SHANGHAI MYSTERY;
Grand Rapids, Wm B. Eerdmans Pub. Co. 1945 1 St Amer. Pict. Cloth, Good Very Good Hardbound 8 Vo., 
pp., 88, illustrated, text illustrations, title-page vignette, half the front free end-paper missing, light soil and minor edge tears in d.j. A Chinese mystery story for young people from the author of Harrison Road Mystery, The Chicken Devil Mystery and The Dragon Boat Mystery. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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THE WIDOW'S CRUISE, Blake,Nicholas
6 Blake,Nicholas THE WIDOW'S CRUISE
London Collins,Fontana Books 1961 First Edition Paperbound Very Good Paperbound 
first edition in paperback,first published for Collins Crime Club 1959, a Nigel Strangeways thriller, small ink sig on first page, moderate edge wear, 50 cent sticker over cover-price, Fontana Books number 495, 
Price: 12.00 USD
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MURDER FOR A WANTON, Chambers, Whitman
7 Chambers, Whitman MURDER FOR A WANTON
New York Caxton House 1939 Hard Cover Very Good Good 8 Vo., 
green cloth, pictorial spine, 289 pages, 4 line ink insciption on front free endpaper, light wear and chipping to spine ends and corners, small area of creasing to lower edge of d.j. at front panel (see scan) in mylar protective jacket 
Price: 27.50 USD
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8 Charteris, Leslie THIEVES' PICNIC A New Saint Novel
Garden City The Crime Club, Inc 1938 Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket, 8vo 
black cloth, pict. spine, top edges red, 306 pages, some unobtrusive soil to covers, light wear at extremities, sound, tight, clean copy 
Price: 35.00 USD
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9 Clark, Marian Buxton, THE MODEL CORPSE;
Boston & New York Hale, Cushman & Flint 1942 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair 8vo 
404 pages, top of spine of d.j. torn with loss, foot of spine of d.j. chiped and torn with some small loss, corners of d.j. worn with loss, book is sound, tight. Clark uses her home town Cincinnati and a large department store as the background for her fast moving mystery. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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10 Clason, Clyde B. THE MAN FROM TIBET
NY The Sun Dial Press, 1939 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8 Vo., 
beige cloth, pp., xiv, 302, illustrated, illustrated title, (one pp plan), 3 ppbibliography, light toning to end papers, d.j. is price-clipped, spine of d.j. lightly faded, minor chipping and wear to d.j. edges, Adam Merriweather, a Chicago collector, buys an eighth century sacred Tibetan manuscript . This sets in motion a series of very strange and weird events. A classic mystery by the author of Blind Drifts, The Purple Parrot, The Death Angel and The Fifth Tumbler 
Price: 100.00 USD
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THEY TELL NO TALES;, Coles, Manning;
11 Coles, Manning; THEY TELL NO TALES;
New York The Book League of America, 1942 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Poor 8 Vo., 
black cloth, gilt spine, pp., viii, 296, very top and bottom of spine sunned two line ink inscription on front free endpaper, some soil & light foxing to pastedowns and front free endpaper, edge chips and tears to d.j. with some loss at spine ends, back panel of d.j. is toned, slight sign of moisture to d.j. at foot of spine, in protective mylar d.j. A Crime Club selection 
Price: 20.00 USD
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WITHOUT LAWFUL AUTHORITY;, Coles, Manning;
12 Coles, Manning; WITHOUT LAWFUL AUTHORITY;
Toronto Musson Book Co. 1944 First Canadian Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8 Vo., 
black cloth, pp.,279, book plate of former owner inside front cover, light edge wear, corners lightly bumped, binding slightly cocked, (slanted), edge wear to d.j. some small losses at spine ends of d.j. fom chipping. light spine fade to d.j. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13 Collins, Michael THE RESURRECTIONISTS
London Weidenfeld & Nicolson; 2002 1 86159195 0 / 9781861591951 First UK Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8 Vo., 
blue cloth, 360 pages, Small town America is Collins heart of darkness, a territory he maps with infinite precision...his "The Keepers of Truth" was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 2000 
Price: 27.50 USD
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DEADLY IMAGE, Coxe,George,Harmon
14 Coxe,George,Harmon DEADLY IMAGE
New York Alfred A Knopf 1964 Book Club Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8 Vo., d.j. Design By Arthur Hawkins 
cloth, 176 pages,light chips to head of spine of d.j. else a clean, bbright copy in mylar protective wrap. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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ONE MINUTE PAST EIGHT, Coxe,George,Harmon
15 Coxe,George,Harmon ONE MINUTE PAST EIGHT
New York Alfred A Knopf 1957 Book Club Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8 Vo., D,j, Design By Arthur Hawkins Jr. 
cloth, 214 pages, very light wear to edges of d.j. else a clean, bright copy in protective mylar wrap, 
Price: 12.50 USD
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THE MAN OF TWO LIVES : being an authentic history of Edward Howard Rulloff, philologist and murderer., Crapsey,Edward
16 Crapsey,Edward THE MAN OF TWO LIVES : being an authentic history of Edward Howard Rulloff, philologist and murderer.
New York American News Company 1871 Second Edition Paperbound Very Good 8 Vo., 
printed paper wraps, 100 p., portrait frontis., 4 full page illustrations, wraps are chipped at edges, evidence of old damp stain to some perlim pages, light soil to wraps, The case of the infamous Edward Rulloff (1819-1871) scholar, philologist and murderer. Born at Hammond River, New Brunswick he began his working career in the employ of Keator & Thorne's merchantile establishment on Prince William Street in Saint John. Later he became a clerk and writer in the law office of Duncan Robertson, a noted barrister in Saint John. He was later found guilty of stealing from local stores including from the store of his previous employer, Keator and Thorne and was sentenced to two years in the Saint John jail. In 1842 he turned up in Dryden, New York and his criminal life took to an ever more sinister path culminating in murder but not before in 1869, he presented his theory of language origins "The Method of Languages" to the American Philological Association. Rulloff authored the book, "Method in the Formation of Language." thought by many to be a worthy work on the subject. His brother William Herman Rulofson (September 27, 1826 November 2, 1878) became a successful photographer, who along with his partner, H. W. Bradley, was considered one of the leading photographers in the city of San Francisco Rulloff's hanging was the last public execution held in New York.Rulloff's final words were "Hurry it up! I want to be in hell in time for dinner." 
Price: 425.00 USD
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WIDOW'S WEB, Curtiss Ursula
17 Curtiss Ursula WIDOW'S WEB
New York Dodd, Mead 1956 Book Club Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good d.j Illustration by Jules Gotlieb 
yellow cloth, 191 pages, light wear to spine ends of d.j. very light soil to backpanel of d.j.in protective mylar, a red badge mystery novel Size: 8 Vo., 
Price: 15.00 USD
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GUTTER GANG, de Bekker, Jay
18 de Bekker, Jay GUTTER GANG
N.p., Beacon Books 1954 Canadian Edition Paperback Very Good Cover Art by Walter Popp 
paperback, # B165, Canadian printing, cover price 35 cents, a bright clean copy. " It's time the public opened its eyes to the naked , shocking story of teen-age lust, dope and prostitution." from the front cover Size: 12 mo., 
Price: 30.00 USD
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THE CASE OF VALENTINE SHORTS; A True Story of Crime and Politics in Canada,, Friedland, Martin L.;
19 Friedland, Martin L.; THE CASE OF VALENTINE SHORTS; A True Story of Crime and Politics in Canada,
Toronto U of Toronto Press, 1986 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 8 vo,. 
cloth, dust jacket, pp., x, 324, illustrated, black and white plates from photographs, index, fine copy, A famous Canadian murder case.In 1895, Shortis, an Irish immigrant, was tried for the murder of 2 men in a Valleyfield, Quebec, offic e. The controversial case attracted the attention of some of Canada;s leading politicians and was the longest trial held to that time. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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20 Garve, Andrew; THE CUCKOO LINE AFFAIR;
New York Harper & Bros., 1953 Book Club Edition Yellow Cloth Very Good Very Good Hardcover 8 Vo., 
212, light wear at spine ends and corners, small label of former owner on front free endpaper, a bright, clean copy 
Price: 12.00 USD
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